Traveling the Yucatan and Central America on $20 USD a day

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This is your source for information on how to travel Central America and the Yucatan. We have traveled  throughout the region since 1976, and we took a lot of notes. So whether you are planning your first trip, or are a seasoned tramper, we have information that can help you along the way. That is assuming you like the idea of averaging spending less than $20 a day on your bed, food and transportation, of course. Luxury hotels and all-inclusive resorts won’t be found on this site.  But what we do list are hotels and hostels with beds that cost less than $15 a person  per night. We also feature street food and local eateries where you can fill up for less than the cost of a happy meal, and tips on navigating public transportation throughout the region. Included in the”Doing” sections for each locale, we cover scuba diving, Mayan ruins, volcano surfing in Nicaragua, ocean surfing in El Salvador, whale shark trips, national parks and lakes, and more. And yes, all of these can break your budget but may be affordable after the money you save sleeping, eating, and getting around.

So to get started, you can browse by clicking the countries listed on the top menu bar. From within each country you can view specific cities with information on sleeping, eating, getting- going, things to do, and stories of our adventures. You can also read more about us below, or in the About tab at the top. If you have questions, comments, updates to our information, or if you think that you want to write for BorderTramp, visit the Contact Us page. We hope you both enjoy BorderTramp and contribute your experiences  to  our website.

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